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Creating Courseware For Engineering Education, Terry A. Smay, Lawrence Genalo Jun 1992

Creating Courseware For Engineering Education, Terry A. Smay, Lawrence Genalo

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

This paper will describe recent experiences at Iowa State University in establishing and using multimedia suppon capabilities to produce instructional modules for suppon of several classes. It will describe how these techniques have evolved over the past two years in suppon of an introductory course in digital logic design, and are now being applied to freshman year design courses.


The Perceived Effectiveness Of The National Plumbing Competency Test In Taiwan, Republic Of China , Chang-Yen Tsai Jan 1992

The Perceived Effectiveness Of The National Plumbing Competency Test In Taiwan, Republic Of China , Chang-Yen Tsai

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was designed to ascertain the perceptions of the plumbing incumbent workers, supervisors, and vocational educators regarding the current effectiveness of the National Occupational Competency Test in theory and practical aspects in Taiwan, Republic of China;The questionnaire method of data collection was used. A questionnaire was designed and structured into three parts that included the National Plumbing Competency Test critical competencies assessment, the perception assessment and personal information. A total of 112 plumbing incumbent workers, 110 supervisors, and 30 vocational educators responded to the questionnaires;Conclusions drawn from the findings were: (1) There was a high Spearman's ...


A Systematic Model For Developing Technology Education As The Primary Discipline For Advancing Technological Literacy In General Education In Taiwan, Republic Of China , Jimmy Chih-Ming Lo Jan 1992

A Systematic Model For Developing Technology Education As The Primary Discipline For Advancing Technological Literacy In General Education In Taiwan, Republic Of China , Jimmy Chih-Ming Lo

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was designed to investigate the variety of technology education curricular models currently available and to develop a model with which to implement a technology education program able to enhance the primary discipline for advancing technological literacy within general education in Taiwan, Republic of China;A questionnaire consisting of four parts was developed by the researcher and sent to 584 subjects who were professors, teachers, administrators, and the 4th undergraduate and graduate students to gather the perceptions of respondents in terms of 98 variables dealing with concepts of technological literacy, technology education objectives, technology education curricular frameworks, and the ...


Research And Development Of Microcontroller Experiment Instructional Units And Their Effectiveness With Industrial Technology, Electronic Technology, And Electrical Engineering Technology Majors , Steve Chih Hsiung Jan 1992

Research And Development Of Microcontroller Experiment Instructional Units And Their Effectiveness With Industrial Technology, Electronic Technology, And Electrical Engineering Technology Majors , Steve Chih Hsiung

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The Motorola MC68HC11 microcontroller is one of the semiconductor achievements that offers various facilities in microprocessor control applications with no need for excessive external support in hardwares. This new product provides the flexibility, efficiency, economy, and simplicity for the designing job of the microprocessor control applications. This study was conducted to improve the current microprocessor teaching materials which are mostly out-of-date and expensive in conducting lab experiments, and to determine the relative effectiveness of the new microprocessor teaching materials. A set of seven explanatory lab experiments were designed and developed on the Motorola MC68HC11 microcontroller EVB (Evaluation Board), and students ...


Determining The Content And Structure For An Agricultural Electronics Course , Neal Joseph Schlautman Jan 1992

Determining The Content And Structure For An Agricultural Electronics Course , Neal Joseph Schlautman

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

An agricultural electronics course was developed for the Agricultural Systems Technology degree program at Iowa State University. Resources utilized in the curriculum development process were course syllabi from other institutions and the input of industry experts;Twenty-seven institutions were contacted to determine the current status of agricultural electronics education in American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE) recognized agricultural technology and management curricula. The results indicated that less than one-half of these curricula offer an agricultural electronics course. Little agreement from one institution to another on course content was found for those agricultural technology and management curricula that offer an agricultural ...


An Interpretive Case Study Of Perceptions And Experiences Of Undergraduate Women In Engineering Majors At Iowa State University , Mildred Annette Haggray Jan 1992

An Interpretive Case Study Of Perceptions And Experiences Of Undergraduate Women In Engineering Majors At Iowa State University , Mildred Annette Haggray

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to describe and analyze the perceptions and experiences of selected undergraduate women in engineering majors at Iowa State University. Using qualitative research methods, the researcher described and analyzed the effects of selected educational environment factors on the persistence of women in engineering majors. Educational environment factors that provided the focus for the study included: classroom climate, interaction with faculty and peers, and internal support systems. Related factors that were examined included: personal fit with the major, academic preparation, and career aspirations, and preferred teaching and learning styles and methodologies. Primary data sources included semi-structured ...


Profile Of Indicators Of Industrial Education And Technology Doctoral Programs: Indicators For Definition And Evaluation , Keith E. Johnson Jan 1992

Profile Of Indicators Of Industrial Education And Technology Doctoral Programs: Indicators For Definition And Evaluation , Keith E. Johnson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was designed to investigate the perceptions of doctoral students regarding definition and evaluation of quality indicators in Industrial Education and Technology nationwide. The investigation focused on student characteristics and network support as they were perceived to relate to program quality;Data were collected by means of a direct-mail survey. A questionnaire was mailed to all doctoral students in Industrial Education and Technology nationwide. The population included only doctoral students from Industrial Education and Technology programs nationwide. The sample consisted of 210 doctoral students in Industrial Education and Technology. The questionnaire contained 89 questions using a 5-point Likert response ...


A Comparison And Evaluation Of The Effectiveness Of Computer Simulated Laboratory Instruction Versus Traditional Laboratory Instruction In Solid State Electronics Circuitry , Mahmoud Arshadi Nejad Jan 1992

A Comparison And Evaluation Of The Effectiveness Of Computer Simulated Laboratory Instruction Versus Traditional Laboratory Instruction In Solid State Electronics Circuitry , Mahmoud Arshadi Nejad

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was designed to compare and evaluate the effectiveness of computer simulated laboratory instruction versus traditional laboratory instruction (utilizing actual electronics components) for educating college students about solid state electronics circuitry. The study also examined the students' attitude toward computer simulated laboratory instruction versus traditional laboratory instruction as a means of conducting laboratory activities;A pretest-posttest control group design was used in this experiment. In this study, the researcher randomly assigned subjects to particular groups. The experimental group received the pretests, experimental treatment, posttest I, traditional treatment, posttest II, and the posttests, while the control group received the pretests ...